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Klesko in pinstripes tomorrow?

Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:46 pm

The lates rumor: Ryan Klesko might be heading east. To the New York Yankees!
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Postby Shitney™ » Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:49 pm

if he goes will he get a starting OF job?

it would really hurt his value to be a platoon guy
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Postby willieroe » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:38 pm

Shitney™ wrote:if he goes will he get a starting OF job?

it would really hurt his value to be a platoon guy


With the Padres this year, Klesko hasn't started against left-handers with good-to-great stuff, and is hitting just .188 against LHP overall (Klesko has hit lefties much better in the past), so I don't see how his value would be affected.

The Yanks already have Giambi/Johnson at 1B, and Klesko's OF play was nothing to brag about at his best, many years ago. so I don't see this happening.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:58 pm

Klesko is the last thing they need.
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Postby crazybob60 » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:21 pm

As a Klesko owner, I don't like this rumor one bit....
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Postby BamaJT » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:24 pm

ESPN just reported that it won't happen. Think it was Gammons who said this, so take it for what it's worth. He said the Yankees will have no problem getting an outfielder after the deadline through waivers.
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Postby willieroe » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:25 pm

ESPN's talking heads say that the Yankees did indeed approach the Padres about Klesko, but the Padres refused to talk.
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Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:34 pm

Well, I guess Klesko won't be wearing pinstripes after all... :-)
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